- Associated Press - Thursday, September 5, 2019

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers seized 32 pounds of marijuana and other drugs in separate traffic stops on Interstate 80 at York and North Platte.

The patrol says the first stop happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday near North Platte when a pickup truck was pulled over for a suspected license plate violation. Troopers say a search of the truck turned up 14 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and different types of controlled pills. The truck driver, a 32-year-old man from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was arrested.

The second stop of a sport utility vehicle occurred Tuesday afternoon year York. Troopers say a search of the SUV yielded about 18 pounds of marijuana and 800 THC vape cartridges. Two people from Wisconsin in the SUV were arrested.

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